Study Says Men Who Take Selfies Might Be Psychopaths

A study finds that men who posted a high number of selfies online scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy. (Photo: Paul Ellis, AFP/Getty Images)
A study finds that men who posted a high number of selfies online scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.
(Photo: Paul Ellis, AFP/Getty Images)

Well, I always knew my selfie habit on Snapchat was a bit outside the norm, but if a new study is to be believed, I must be a bit of a psychopath.

According to a new study led by Ohio State University Professor Jesse Fox, men who post a lot of selfies to the web tend to exhibit higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy.

So to all the gym rats posting mirror selfies and the guys behind the wheel in shades giving a “what up” look, you may have a problem.

And it gets worse if men edit their own selfies. The study found that men who edited their photos have higher levels of narcissism and self-objectification. The only good thing is that these men are not necessarily psychopaths, as Fox explains that psychopathy is related to impulsivity. Impulsive people, it’s suggested, wouldn’t bother waiting to edit their photos.

My only question now is, do Instagram filters count as editing? Because I’m obsessed with X-Pro II.

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SOURCE: Daniel Wroclawski , Reviewed.com

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